About Christian World Service
The Christmas Appeal is the major Christian World Service (CWS) fundraiser of the year.
CWS is the international aid and development agency of Protestant Churches of Aotearoa New Zealand. Established in 1945 to help in war-torn Europe, CWS has been doing a world of good ever since. We have 76 years of experience working with communities to survive disaster, challenge injustices and overcome poverty. We share stories and perspectives from these partners and our shared efforts to increase people’s access to all that is necessary to live with dignity and self-respect.
CWS provides help where it is needed – regardless of race or religion by
- Funding groups tackling poverty and violence, and helping people build decent livelihoods in their own communities
- Responding to humanitarian emergencies
- Raising awareness of global and local development and justice issues within Aotearoa New Zealand
- Campaigning against the causes of global poverty and injustice.
Christian World Service is a registered charitable entity. Charities Act 2005 registration CC22288. All donations of $5 or more are tax deductible. View our details on the Charities Commission website
Want to know more?
Visit our website for a list of our funders, supporting churches and partners as well as our values, history, annual report and personnel.